Hybridization in freshwater fishes: a review of case studies and cytonuclear methods of biological inference

Hybridization in freshwater fishes: a review of case studies and cytonuclear methods of... Interspecific hybridization occurs widelyacross a taxonomically diverse array of fishspecies. Multiple factors typically interactto effect the outcome of hybridization events. Human influences have been frequently cited ascontributing factors (nearly 50% of reviewedcase studies). Aquacultural activities,species introductions, and loss or alterationof habitats were frequently implicated. Wehighlight the utility of genetic markers andnovel methods of statistical analysis forinferring the extent, rate, direction, andlikely causes of hybridization. Emphasis isplaced on cytonuclear genetic systems. Wedemonstrate the utility of cytonuclear modelsfor hypothesis testing using empirical data. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

Hybridization in freshwater fishes: a review of case studies and cytonuclear methods of biological inference

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Zoology
ISSN
0960-3166
eISSN
1573-5184
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1016642723238
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Abstract

Interspecific hybridization occurs widelyacross a taxonomically diverse array of fishspecies. Multiple factors typically interactto effect the outcome of hybridization events. Human influences have been frequently cited ascontributing factors (nearly 50% of reviewedcase studies). Aquacultural activities,species introductions, and loss or alterationof habitats were frequently implicated. Wehighlight the utility of genetic markers andnovel methods of statistical analysis forinferring the extent, rate, direction, andlikely causes of hybridization. Emphasis isplaced on cytonuclear genetic systems. Wedemonstrate the utility of cytonuclear modelsfor hypothesis testing using empirical data.

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Reviews in Fish Biology and FisheriesSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 8, 2004

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